In round knitting, you typically have a stitch marker to show you where thebeginning/end of the round is. If you are working on a pattern that works up onthe diagonal, you are most likely going to run into a round where the stitchmarker happens to be in between two stitches that need to be worked together.What to do is simple: remove the marker so you can work the stitches together.For example, if your pattern is telling you to ³K2tog, YO´, you would just slip astitch off the needle, remove the marker, replace the stitch on the needle, workthe K2tog, and put the marker back on the needle. Next, work the yarn over, andkeep on knitting. Your stitch marker will be back in the correct position, no needto worry. (You will see in Star Stitch how the marker must be removed in order tomake one of the µstars¶.)What if you are slipping stitches, holding the yarn in front/back of the fabric? Thesame rule of doing the opposite would apply to the wrong side rounds. For example, if your wrong side row for the flat pattern is telling you to slip the stitchwith the yarn held at the
of the work, when working the pattern in the roundyou would simply hold the yarn in the
.If you are working with cables, and your wrong side row tells you to knit the knitsand purl the purls, your wrong side rounds will be worked the same way.You can even convert lace patterns as well! A yarn over is still a yarn over. If you have a left slanting decrease (SSK) in the wrong side row of your flat pattern,you would simply change this to a P2tog tbl (Purl 2 together through the backloop) on the wrong side round.I know this all must sound very confusing, particularly if you are new to knitting. Iam not a new knitter, and even though I have changed a number of stitchpatterns from flat to round, half the time I am left scratching my head before I getit right. The best advice I can give is to just get out your yarn and needles, andgo for it. Knit a flat swatch so you can get familiar with the pattern and you knowwhat your fabric is supposed to look like. Then give it a try in the round. Payattention to your stitches ± they will help guide you! And if you don¶t get it thefirst time, try again. I had to frog and start over many times while working on theStar Struck hat. Each mistake is a lesson to learn from. Don¶t get discouraged!I also recommend using a cheap yarn to practice with. That way, if you do haveto rip out and start over, you aren¶t causing wear and tear on the nice yarn youplan to use for your project!Now, here are a few stitches to get you started. Instructions are given for bothflat and round knitting. I like to do my round tests on DPN¶s rather than circular needles, because I don¶t have to cast on nearly as many stitches as I would haveto cast on if I knit my test swatches on circular needles!